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MISS AGNES IRWIN.
The Accomplished Dean of Radcliffe College. Fully able to shine by the light of her own intellect and accomplishments is Miss Agnes Irwin, dean of Radcliffe college, Cambridge, Mass. Although a great-great-granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin, she has no need to depend upon the luminosity of her distinguish ed ancestor to bring honors to herself. This fact was emphasized by Andrew Carnegie when, representing St. An drew's college of Scotland, he conferred upon her the degree of LL. D. The de gree was conferred upon Miss Irwin in Witherspoon hall, Philadelphia, on the night of April 17, 1906, at a meet lug of the American Philosophical so ciety, held to celebrate the Franklin bi centennial. It was a rare honor too. Only three women had ever received it. Mr. Car- MISS AGNES IEWIN, Mi. D. negie made it plain that the honor was never given except in recognition of personal achievement. Miss Irwin might have descended from plain William Brown, although she is justly proud of holding in her veins the blood of America's great printer, philosopher, statesman. She has won her own way to the front rank of modern educators. Since its organization in 1894 Miss Irwin has been dean of Radcliffe col lege. Previous to her service there she had distinguished herself in education al work in Philadelphia. * The lectures at Radcliffe are deliver ed by the professors of Harvard, so that Miss Irwin's mission there has been not to teach, but to influence and guide young women in their choice of studies—to be to them an example of rare scholarship, combined with Wor manly charm.—Buffalo Times. Diet That Cleans the Complexion. In the diet much may be done to im prove physical conditions. Fruit should always be eaten, but especially at this season. Baked and stewed apples, prunes, stewed figs and dates should be taken freely. Bananas are the least desirable of any fruit. Fresh rhubarb, stewed, has a positively bene ficial effect upon the complexion and should be eaten at least once a day, but not in the form of tarts or pies. As a sauce it is most helpful. Any fresh vegetables should be put on the diet list Spinach is excellent, so are beets, and summer squash is in market and is not costly. Heavy meats, such as roast beef, pork and the like, should be. eaten sparingly and flsh, eggs and poultry substituted. Every effort should be made not to eat food difficult of digestion. The liver is inclined to be torpid,""and this condition immediately affects the com plexion. Pastries and all fried things should be given up entirely, and one should exercise all that is possible, for this is an aid to the organs performing their functions. If pimples appear, make an ointment of two grams of beta naphthol, twen ty grams of sulphur precipitate and twenty grams of potash soap. Rub over the pimples at nigfit. Cucumber is one of nature's own cos metics. Try using a slice of cucumber instead of soap for washing the face. Don't throw away the rind. Boil It and use the water for washing the face. Moist Hands. Much can be done to improve the condition of moist hands, and one may begin by wetting thoroughly every day with a mixture of two ounces of co logne and two drams of tincture of belladonna. Always use this after washing. Make another lotion of one dram of isinglass, one dram of turpentine and two drams of oside of zinc ointment. Put the turpentine into a small basin and set into boiling water. When the turpentine is warm, add the isinglass and keep at a gentle heat until the. isinglass is dissolved. Gare must be. taken that the turpentine does not come into direct contact with heat or it will bum. The basin will have heat enough if put over a radiator. When the isinglass is dissolved, pour the liquid slowly over the ointment, working it smoothly. Rub this thoroughly into the palms at night and if possible twice during the day. Finish with any powder In the daytime. Pretty Centerpiece. At a child's birthday party n pretty table center was made with a bowl of goldfish set la a wreath of flowers. The wreath was made of as many Small were children. each" tlearvvlth Tiarrow ribbons with long ends. After the refreshments were served the children gathered around the table and to each a ribbon was given. At a signal the.-e was a general pull, and the pretty wreath broke up into separate pieces, to the delight of the youngsters. The supper was a model for the purpose bouillon in cups, cream chicken serveJ in little paper cases, with mock rolled and tied with narrow ribbons, then a simple lemon ice served ft small punch mugs, a candied cherry in each mug, and with this was handed round home made sponge cake baked in large roasting pan sheets and bro ken, not cut, in generous pieces. Fiual ly came some gay mottoes and a few bonbons. Baby's Bath Blanket. One of the most useful articles for the layette is the flannel blanket for baby's* bath. The bath blanket is not only an apron for the protection of the mother's gown, but also a soft warm wrap to infold the delicate little body of the infant as it is taken from the tub. These blankets are usually made of a good heavyweight wool flannel, and two yards of material are required. Double the goods, which gives two lengths of one yard each. Make a tuck an inch deep where the flannel Is folded over, and run through it inch wide wash ribbon of any preferred color, having it sufficiently long to tie around the waist when in use. The edges of this blanket apron may have a binding of wash ribbon correspond ing in color to the waist ribbon, or they may be simply buttonholed with wash silk. Try Hot Water. The best toilet preparation in tne world is plain hot water. Here are some of the uses to which it may be put: Drink a bowl of it every night if you want good digestion, good sleep and a clear complexion. Put a bag of it at your feet when you have a cold, to your back when you have a backache or at the nape of the neck when you have a headache or cannot sleep, says the Boston Her ald. Bathe the eyes with it when they are inflamed. Soak the feet In It when they are tired. Soak the hands in it before manicur ing. Steam the face with ft once a week for your complexion. How to Air a Bed. It is not every one that can air a bed and make it properly. The first thing in the morning the bed should be stripped of every cover ing and left to air thoroughly. Don't, how r ever, leave a window open directly upon the bed linen with a fog or rain prevailing ou4&ide. It is not uncommon to see sheets and bedding in front of windows with per haps rain not actually falling, but with -90 per cent of humidity m the air, and the person sleeping in the bed wonders the next day where she got her cold^ A room should be aired in damp weather, but the bedding and bed should not be allowed to absorb any dampness by being brought close to the window. Milk Face Bleach. This is an old French formula of great value for a bleach made of milk. Let one quart of milk stand in a warm place until thick, set over the Are until it boils, strain through muslin and Into the thin liquid slice a large green cucumber, boil until you have a soft pulpy mass, strain again, let stand for an hour and pour carefully Into a bot tle, throwing away the settlings. To this liquid add one tablespoonfnl of alcohol, twenty drops of tincture of benzoin and any perfume you desire. Apply at night after washing the face, lettlnglt dry into the surface and then anointing well with creme marquise. Laundry Idea. Tablecloths should be Ironed on both sides. If they are of good quality, Are well moistened and then ironed until dry, they will have quite enough stiff ness and gloss. If they are worn so thin that they become limp by once using, take what starch is left after the other clothes have been starched and dilute it with water enough to rinse the tablecloth. Dry, sprinkle and Iron as usual. The thinned starch Is Just to give some* body to the soft old fmen. When meat or vegetables are pre pared ahead of time for the table, they may be dished and then set over pans containing boiling water. Place lids over them and cover with a cloth. The steam will keep the articles warm a long time and does not dry the meat by forcing out the gravy. To cut bias ruffles, cut pieces foor times as wide as neededr Then place cut edges together and fold by hand or hot iron. Cut in fold, and; you have two pieces twice as wide as required. Fold and cut again, and you have four strips without any bother but the measuring. New cotton often: causes needles to break because of its exceeding harsh ness. This difficulty may be overcome by rubbing the part to be sewn with a dry piece of soap. \The plan answers equally well whether the work be done by hand or machine. For a moth prevention and exter minator steep in about eight ounces of strong alcohol for about four days ope ounce of gum camphor and one shell of red pepper; strain and sprinkle the clothes or furs and roll In sheets. Certain Dmere n cm. "Do they never forget their differ ences?" "Why, yes, in a way. He forgets that he's a gentleman, and she forgets that she's a lady."—Puck. , — ' « A Wasted Present. "What in the world shall I send Aunt Betsy, John?" demanded the mas terful lady of the mild little man. "A workbasket or a book?" he sug gested. ~* "Don't be a fool, John! You've no taste. I'll send her one of those fancy boxes of soap." And she lifted to her nose a box containing six round tablets of per fumed soap. "Yes," she continued, "this is the very thing!" "But, my dear, really"— he protest ed. "You be quiet, John! Now, wrap this up, miss!" Two days later a packet arrived from Aunt Betsy, and in haste they opened it to see how she had taken their thoughtful present. Under the wrap ping was the affectionate message: , "Niece—Herewith I return the box of shaving soap you sent me. I am too old to appreciate the joke of be ing regarded as a bearded lady. Your aunt, Betsy." Then, but only for a moment, the mild little man smiled. — Pearson's Weekly. A Dreadful Assault. Justice Ball, an Irish judge, was noted for his amusing manifestations of ignorance, but whether they were real or pretended has never been clear ly established. He tried a case 4n whieh a man was indicted for robbery at the house of a poor widow, tfhe first witness was the young daughter of the widow, who identified the pris oner as the man who had entered the house and smashed her mother's chest. "Do you say that the prisoner at the bar broke your mother's chest?" said the judge in astonishment. "He did, my lord," answered the girl. "He jumped on it till he smashed it entirely." The judge turned to the crown coun sel and said: "How is this'? Why is not the prisoner indicted"for murder? If he smashed this poor woman's chest in the way the witness has described, he must surely have killed her." "But, my lord," said the counsel, "it was a wooden chest."—Cornhill Maga zine. ~- / The Buds. Old Dr. Ryland, clergyman and ed ucator, was greatly beloved in the south, and his visits were always en joined by his former pupils and par ishioners. In his later years it was his custom to offer prayer whenever he made a ministerial call. On one occasion he called at a house where three of his former pupils were stay ing. These ladies were all past the thirtieth year mark, but in the eyes Of the old gentleman they were still girls, which explains the petition he offered: "Lord, bless these dear girls, just budding Into sweet womanhood." This was too much for one of the number, who, taking advantage of the doctor's deafness, added this clause sotto voce: "Alas, Lord, budded, bloom ed, faded and still unpicked V Got His Discount. "The other day I was in a village general store," said a drummer, "en deavoring to make a sale of jewelry when a farmer entered. " "Give me,' said the farmer, 'a half pound of tobacco, three bars of soap, Ave yards of blue baby ribbon and a pair of good suspenders.' "The articles were brought forth, in spected, approved and'wrapped up. They came to 95 cents. '"Yes," said the farmer, *95's right. But there's the discount. You adver tise a 5 per cent discount, don't you?' *"We do, sir,' said the" clerk, 'but only on purchases of $1 or over.' "On the counter lay a basket of pock et combs marked at 5 cents apiece. •"Well, I'll just take one of these,' said the farmer. 'That'll makp us square.'" A Stingy King. In the beginning of the eighteenth century the now so powerful German empire was nothing more than the lit tle kingdom of Prussia, having just dropped its title of duchy of Branden burg. The country was very poor and the military discipline very harsh. Frederick William I. was hard, cross and stingy and did not even know what it was to make a present His reputation was so widely spread that it became a byword to say that a man had worked for the king of Prussia When he had done an unprofitable task. Maximilian and "La Paloma." -Wherever that haunting air, "La Pa loma," is played the memory of the Emperor Maxmilian, shot by the Mex icans on June 19, 1867, should be pre served. Maxmillan's .final request was that "La Paloma" should be played while he stood up to meet his doom. He died with the tune in his ears, and his wife went mad with the shock of his execution. Papa Is Brave. XQschen—Mamma, is papa ever brave? Mother—He is always brave, I hope. But what makes you ask? Elschen— Because I thought if he" were he wouldn't let my governess.pull bis ears »o.—Pliegende Blatter. Lincoln's Sarcasm. Probably the most cutting thing Lin coln ever said was the remark he made about a very loquacious man, "This person can compress the must Words into the smallest ideas of any /nan I ever met" A Question of Class. "They are constantly catching more grafters," said the hopeful citizen. "Not regular grafters." answered Mr. Dwtln Stax. "Those who get caught are only amateurs."—Washington Star. One cannot he and have been.- • French Proverb - Hu. ry &p2 Here comes one of th ose explorers. I have no desire to get my name in the papers as the larger bear ever shot." 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